June Highlights

Exchange Street’s offices where abuzz with excitement in June. Some might say this coincided with the start of a certain quadrennial football tournament but we also like to think it was the anticipation of a number of our candidates starting new jobs. Our best wishes go out to Diane who joined the UKs leading wealth […]


Meet the team – Robert Perry (Financial Services)

Robert has recruited since 1997, working from the main financial centres of London, Leeds & Manchester. During this time he has worked for some of the best known UK based and global recruitment consultancies (Hillman Saunders, Search and Darwin Rhodes) operating predominately within the financial planning, banking and employee benefits markets. Since moving back to […]


Meet the team – Leanne Reid (Financial Services)

  In 2011 Leanne joined Exchange Street Financial Services as a recruiter from Broker Assistance Ltd where she spent 6 years as ICT Manager. Previously to this she had worked for the company as a resourcing manager and spent 8 years with RAC in their Accident Services division where she was responsible for all recruitment […]


How to choose between job offers

By Andy Taylor, Exchange Street Director  A good friend of mine was recently offered two jobs; a lovely position to be in. Which it is. But, it also presented a major problem when on the face of it they were both similar positions with similar prospects. Which to choose? Getting it right is important. But […]


Style in the City 2018 – Event pictures

Style in the City returns for its 8th season…   Leanne Reid (our specialist paraplanning, administration and compliance recruiter) and Carolyn McNamee, wife of our MD Steve, were back hosting a table at Style in the City 2018 on Friday at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The event was in its 8th year and it […]


Meet the team – Andy Taylor

Following graduation with a 2:1 degree in History & Politics Andy began working for the stockbroking arm of a Global bank as a Portfolio Manager, securing the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and Private Client Investment Advice and Management (PCIAM – part of what was then the SII Diploma) examinations. Andy began his recruitment career in […]


May Highlights

Everyone at Exchange Street has an extra spring in their step when the sun is out and the nice weather in May meant that we saw an earlier than usual debut of ‘wearing shorts to work week’. Despite looking like the cast of Home and Away we remained busy helping a number of our candidates […]


If you tolerate this…

Exchange Street Financial Services Director Andy Taylor gets all tuneful when he comes up against an agency sending out a redacted CV If you tolerate this your children will be next by Manic Street Preachers has been whirring around my head all week. Which admittedly given the brilliance of the tune makes it one of […]


Meet the team – Martin Porthouse

Martin is a Director of Exchange Street, specifically accountable for Loss Adjusting / Claims but also responsible for the general development of the business, incorporating other divisions and group companies. Martin commenced his recruitment career in 2005 working for a global firm, successfully setting up and developing their Loss Adjusting & Claims division from a […]


Meet the team – Nik Gardner (General Insurance)

Having graduated with honours in 1995, Nik immediately began his career as a commercial underwriter with a leading global insurer and subsequently developed his career to Development Underwriter dealing with commercial combined cases. He worked within the North West Insurance market for 9 years and gained an excellent network of contacts and clients. Nik has […]